Kaera Utsumi

Master's Student
Primary office:
BI, Dyche Hall


Advisor: Jorge Soberon
Research Interests: Animal Behavior, Movement and Spatial Ecology, Herpetology
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA



  • B.S. in Biology University of California Berkeley


  • Mcalpine-Bellis EA, Garrison GE, Gilbert Smith S, Klein JRV, Utsumi K, Diamond KM, Eifler D, Eifler M. Where to find the best bugs: A study of habitat use among lizard species with different movement strategies. Annual Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA. January 2018. Poster presentation.
  • Utsumi K, Hunt N, Full R. Squirrel Parkour: When to leap from a compliant rod?  Biology Scholars Program Undergraduate Research Symposium, Berkeley, CA, USA. May 2017. Poster presentation.


  • Utsumi, K. Biology Scholars Program: Program for Early Researchers Stipend, University of California Berkeley. $4,000. 2016-2017. Funded
  • Utsumi, K. Early Career Grant, National Geographic Society. $6,500. 2018. Not Funded.

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